CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

Maharashtra’s MSEDCL to Procure 50 MW of Biomass Power Through Reverse Auction

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved a petition filed by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the long-term procurement of 50 MW of biomass power ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Maharashtra Announces Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects with a Ceiling Tariff of ₹2.80/kWh

Maharashtra Announces Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects with a Ceiling Tariff of ₹2.80/kWh

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a tender for the purchase of power on long term basis from 1,000 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic power projects (Phase ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MERC Approves PPAs for Solar Projects Totaling 235 MW in Maharashtra

MERC Approves PPAs for Solar Projects Totaling 235 MW in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved power purchase agreements (PPAs) for grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 235 MW. MERC reviewed a petition filed by Maharashtra State Electricity ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Industrial and Commercial Consumers to Pay for Solar Pumps for Farmers in Maharashtra

Industrial and Commercial Consumers to Pay for Solar Pumps for Farmers in Maharashtra

Industrial and commercial consumers of electricity will help realize the installation of solar pumps across Maharashtra. The State government has imposed an electricity surcharge of 10 paise (~$0.0014)/kWh on industrial ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Small Hydro Project Developer in Maharashtra Gets Relief from DISCOM's Non-Compliance

Small Hydro Project Developer in Maharashtra Gets Relief from DISCOM’s Non-Compliance

In its latest ruling, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has provided relief to Mohite Industries, a small hydro project developer of a 10 MW Radhanagari small hydro power project ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Maharashtra Approves 200 MW of Bagasse-Based Projects

Maharashtra Approves 200 MW of Bagasse-Based Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited’s (MSEDCL) proposal to procure long-term bagasse-based cogeneration power through competitive bidding. This paves the way for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Wind Generators in Maharashtra to Receive Pending Dues in Two Weeks

Wind Generators in Maharashtra to Receive Pending Dues in Two Weeks

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to pay dues to wind power generators Shah Lulla Estate Developers (SLED) and BLP Wind Project ...
/ / Other, Wind
MSEDCL Directed to Pay ₹41.0464 Billion in Dues to Wind Power Generators

MSEDCL Directed to Pay ₹41 Billion in Dues to Wind Power Generators

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to pay ₹41.0464 billion (~$0.56 billion) in dues to wind power generators in Maharashtra. MERC was ...
/ / Other, Wind
Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.10kWh Set for Maharashtra’s Solar Agricultural Feeder Program

Tariff Ceiling of ₹3.10/kWh Set for Maharashtra’s Solar Agricultural Feeder Program

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the initiation of a district (circle) wise competitive bidding process for the procurement of solar power under Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Auctioned 550 MW of Solar Projects in September 2018

India Auctioned 550 MW of Solar Projects in September 2018

Solar auction activity in the month of September plummeted to approximately 550 MW. This is just one fourth of the total capacity auctioned in August, and only one tenth of total ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Maharashtra Floats a 50 MW Solar Tender Across 30 Districts

Maharashtra Floats 1,400 MW Solar Tender for 30 Circles

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd. (MSEDCL) has issued a tender to develop 1,400 MW (AC) of solar projects in 30 circles of the state. 50 MW solar projects ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Madhya Pradesh Announces First of its Kind Tender for 33 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Net Metering Policy Continues to be a Drag on India’s Rooftop Solar Sector

Net metering was introduced in India as a measure to make distributed renewable energy more accessible and economical for electricity consumers across the country. Net metering works by calculating the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
MERC Rejects MSEDCL’s Proposal to Levy Surcharge on Rooftop Solar

MERC Rejects MSEDCL’s Proposal to Levy Surcharge on Rooftop Solar

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rejected the proposal made by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to approve the levy of additional surcharge (wheeling charges) for rooftop ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
MERC Sets Open Access Charges for Maharashtra

MERC Sets Open Access Charges for Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has announced open access charges for consumers in the state. These charges are applicable from September 1, 2018. MERC fixed the open access charges in ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Sourcing Power from Multiple Generators for Open Access not Permissible

Sourcing Power from Multiple Generators for Open Access not Permissible

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has dismissed a petition filed by G.I. Energies (GIE) against the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for not signing the energy purchase ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Cancels 2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind Tender, Retenders 1.2 GW

Tariff Ceiling Set at ₹2.52/kWh For Wind Tender in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the tariff proposed by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the short-term procurement of 250 MW of wind power under ...
MERC Clarifies the Terms for Granting Open Access for Solar

MERC Clarifies the Terms for Granting Open Access for Solar

A ruling by the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has clarified that the nodal agency will grant medium-term open access (MTOA) or short-term open access (STOA) in the existing distribution ...
Oversubscribed by 4 Times, Odisha’s 200 MW Solar Tender Receives Massive Response

Oversubscribed by 4 Times, Odisha’s 200 MW Solar Tender Receives Massive Response

The Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO)’s 200 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project tender has been oversubscribed by almost four times. The capacity was tendered by GRIDCO in April 2018 ...
India’s Largest 2 MW Floating Solar Project Commissioned in Greater Visakhapatnam

Maharashtra to Study the Impact of Floating Solar Project on Ujani Dam

The government of Maharashtra has set up a committee to examine the issues related to the development of a floating solar power project at the Ujani dam in Sholapur, according ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Power Consumers Cannot Use Open Access and Net Metering at the Same Time

Solar Power Consumers Cannot Use Open Access and Net Metering at the Same Time

A ruling by the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has clarified that generators cannot use both Open Access and Net Metering simultaneously. The commission also reiterated that benefits of net-metering ...
Solar Projects for AG Feeders to Get a 30-Year Property Tax Rebate in Maharashtra

Solar Projects for AG Feeders to Get a 30-Year Property Tax Rebate in Maharashtra

In the state of Maharashtra, all the grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects developed under the Mukhyamantri Saur Krushi Vahini Yojana will not be required to pay property tax for a ...
Maharashtra Sets ₹2.72/kWh as Generic Tariff for Solar and ₹2.87/kWh for Wind

MERC Approves Tariff Proposed by MSEDCL for 500 MW of Wind Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the tariff proposed by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd (MSEDCL) for long term procurement of 500 MW of wind power under ...
/ / Other, Wind
L1 Tariff of ₹2.71/kWh Quoted in MSEDCL’s 1 GW Solar Auction

L1 Tariff of ₹2.71/kWh Quoted in MSEDCL’s 1 GW Solar Auction

Lowest (L1) tariff of ₹2.71 (~$0.0401)/kWh was quoted in the auction held by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the development of 1 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic ...
MSEDCL’s 1 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 450 MW

MSEDCL’s 1 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 450 MW

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL)’s 1 GW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) tender has been oversubscribed by 450 MW. “In all, eight project developers had submitted technical bids aggregating ...
MSEDCL Tenders 1 GW of Solar Projects to be Developed Across Maharashtra

MSEDCL Tenders 1 GW of Solar Projects to be Developed Across Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has tendered 1 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed under the Mukhyamantri Saur Krushi Vahini Yojana. The bid-submission deadline ...